Travis Shaw Toronto Blue Jays

Age: 30 (April 16, 1990) | 6' 4" | 230lbs. | Bats: Left 1B-6 2B-2 3B-71 PH-7
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BOS AL 2016 145 480 63 116 43 133 34 2 16 71 5 1 .242 .306 .421 8 25 .299 36/19/45 13 13
MIL NL 2017 144 538 84 147 60 138 34 1 31 101 10 0 .273 .349 .513 10 23 .312 43/20/38 28 25
MIL NL 2018 152 498 73 120 78 108 23 0 32 86 5 2 .241 .345 .480 13 18 .242 37/18/45 22 20
MIL AAA 2019 42 133 27 38 36 37 4 0 12 33 3 1 .286 .437 .586 21 21 .299 n/a
MIL NL 2019 86 230 22 36 36 89 5 0 7 16 0 0 .157 .281 .270 13 33 .216 29/22/49 -4 -3
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a
Career 5yrs 592 1972 273 481 235 525 106 3 99 310 20 4 .244 .327 .451 10 23 .280 n/a
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Word that Lourdes could see time at first is further indication that Shaw has little margin for error.  For LF they can move Teoscar from DH, or Drury, or an out of options Alford from off the bench, and Tellez can DH.

John Thomas Roll2
Feb 19

Ummm ... The auction where you could actually buy Travis Shaw was last Friday?

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 19

TP - in the Arcia thread, you said "The CBS NL auction is this Friday", which suggests that it's in the future ... then here you say "in CBS fwiw I shelled out $5", which suggests it's in the past ... where/when did you recently pay $5 for Shaw?  Thx.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Feb 19

Some massive error bars surrounding Shaw entering 2020.

The opportunity will be there if he performs - and for two years he looked like a $20 guy on cruise control.  But an early flop and he could be DFA'd by June 1.

Spring training stats will help some ... but until then I could see him going anywhere from undrafted to $10 ... in CBS fwiw I shelled out $5 - but that was my NL bias showing.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 18

Fangraphs doesn't agree about the Hard percents. And Statcast shows his launch angle to be even higher (24.9).

One can only assume Shaw is working with a different hitting coach this winter.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 4

Travis Shaw (3B) TOR - Jan. 03

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=736377

Shaw blamed his poor 2019 campaign on a failed swing change Friday, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Shaw saw his slash line collapse from .241/.345/.480 in 2018 to .157/.281/.270 last season. His hard-hit rate barely changed, falling from 38.0 percent to 37.9 percent, but his launch angle jumped from 16.6 degrees to 24.4 degrees and his strikeout rate soared from 18.3 percent to 33.0 percent. It's far from guaranteed that Shaw will bounce back with the Blue Jays, but the fact that he can at least point to something concrete does give some reason to believe that his struggles are solvable. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 4

Agreed to a one-year deal with the Blue Jays for $4 million.

A you-never-know kind of signing. From Shaw's standpoint, it's close enough to what he was paid last year ($4.65 million) that he's really not complaining. And he could raise that to $4.675 million if he hits all his incentives.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 23 '19
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 3.6 Bat 13 Field 1 Run 1 HR/FB 18% Pull 46% Hard 40% IFFB 10%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR -0.8 Bat -19 Field 1 Run -0 HR/FB 10% Pull 45% Hard 36% IFFB 12%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19